Every single day, we snack. Most of the time it’s senseless snacking. Which got me thinking, if I am going to be snacking; what should I be snacking on? Over the last 3 months I have been testing the waters and trying to find suitable snacks. After much trial and error I arrived on my snack of choice. Since I like to think I am a King, it’s only fitting my snack comes with a crown. That’s right FlyFam, Broccoli has become my snack of choice. Why broccoli? Simple, I love it, cooked/uncooked, and the health benefits are truly amazing.
There are countless health benefits to eating broccoli- heart health, eye health, detoxification and the most popular and well publicized-cancer prevention. But, we are going to focus on 3 benefits that are more fitness related.
Cholesterol reduction- The fiber within the broccoli binds together with acids in your digestive tract and make it easy for your body to excrete.
Digestion- Broccoli has a high fiber content, 1 gram of fiber per 10 calories. Helping you maintain healthy levels of bacteria within your intestines.
Diet Aid- This last fact will make my fellow gym junkies happy. 1 cup of Broccoli has the same protein content of a cup of rice, with half the calories.
These reasons, are some of the reasons I believe so strongly about broccoli. Broccoli is truly a superfood, and has the ability to positively change your health in more than 1 way. If we are all snaking, why not snack smarter? Put your chips down, step away form your cookies, and pick up some broccoli. It sounds silly, but how can you laugh at the idea of getting healthier while snacking.